Education may help offset damage in early Alzheimer's

04/22/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

Researchers using 18F-FDG-PET have found that patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease who achieved higher levels of education show signs of cognitive reserve. The study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine identified neural networks in the prefrontal cortex that help offset the effects of damage that occurs in the early stages of the disease. "The present findings suggest that highly educated prodromal [Alzheimer's] patients can cope better with the disease thanks to neural reserve but also to the recruitment of compensatory neural networks in which the right [dorsolateral prefrontal cortex] plays a key role," researchers said.

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